The Subtle Presentation of Autism: Core Features, Gender Differences, Motivation, and Self-Regulation
The Subtle Presentation of Autism: Core Features, Gender Differences, Motivation, and Self-Regulation
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In this presentation, Donna Henderson discusses the core features of autism as they present in children and adolescents with subtle manifestations of symptoms. She also focuses on the particular challenge of recognizing autism in girls. Then William Stixrud discusses the motivational and self-regulatory challenges experienced by students with a mild presentation of autism and emphasizes the importance of supporting the development of autonomy.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss the ways that more-subtle autism symptoms present in children and adolescents who struggle socially
  • Identify the ways in which autism presents differently in girls and boys
  • State three reasons that students with autism experience more self-regulatory differences than most students
  • Discuss three ways of supporting development of autonomy in students with autism

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You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

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This course is part of the Identifying Autism learning path. What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to complete as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.

Continuing Education

12/7/2018 to 12/7/2023

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB18311
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Streaming Video
Language: English
Author: Donna Henderson, PsyD

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